Reflection #1 5/29/12
I felt like I had no link to the world. I felt this way because I couldn’t watch television to know what was happening, check email, or check sport scores online or on television.
The experience was very difficult because I have some motivation in my body that makes me use tech. I am also surrounded by it but am not using it.
I was very tempted when my friends on my baseball team took out their smart phones and started to play games and text. I was also tempted when I was in my living room with four different devices pretty much at my fingertips and couldn’t watch or touch them.
My baseball team is reacting that they can’t believe I have to do this. It makes me jealous and frustrated.
I learned that I feed off technology and am annoyed when I don’t use it. I also use it when I am bored.
At Chirping Chicken the television was on; I could not avoid it but I did not really watch it.
Reflection #2 5/30/12
I feel extremely bored. I feel this way because I have nothing to do.
Today was really difficult because I’m just sitting and staring into space. My book got really boring so I did not want to read it. I was tempted when I saw my iPhone right next to me. I read my book instead of using technology. I also played a card game with my mom. I just sat there and did nothing too.
People are reacting and saying that I shouldn’t do this. This makes me feel like I should break the turnoff. I’m learning that I get really frustrated when I don’t use technology. I’ve noticed that I rely on technology when I don’t know what to do. I encountered the taxi television. I checked my email because it was just routine and I needed to do so.
Reflection #3 5/31/12
I feel okay. I feel this way because I had no time to use technology. Instead, I played baseball and read a good book. Today was relatively easy. It was easy because I had no time to use technology. I was tempted when I had my iPhone right in my hand. I read my book, played baseball, and went to the park instead of using technology. I also played solitaire.
People are surprised that a person like me would not use technology for a week. Also they can’t believe it and that they could not do it. This makes me feel bad. I’m learning that some days I need technology and some I don’t. When I’m busy, I don’t miss technology.
I encountered the taxi driver’s radio. I also encountered a television at Lenny’s.
Reflection #4 6/1/12
I feel alright because I had baseball and then went to a baseball game. Today was easy because I watched the game. I had no time to use electronics. I played baseball and watched a game instead of using technology. I was tempted when I had my iPhone right next to me.
People are surprised that I cannot use technology. I’m learning that sometimes I need technology but when I’m busy, I do not need it.
I encountered the huge scoreboard. I also encountered the taxi television. I encountered the advertising screens at the ballpark.
Reflection #5 6/3/12
I feel terrible this weekend. I feel this way because I am unable to fill my free time. Today was hard because I had a ton of free time. I finished my homework early and my book got really boring. I played baseball instead of using technology. I also read my book instead of using technology.
Between ball games I was tempted when my friends pulled out their smart phones and started texting and gaming. People are surprised that I am not using technology. I feel the urge to interact with technology because this.I’m learning I use technology in my free time. I also am learning I need tech.
I did not encounter any tech I could not avoid.